Sarah Winchester was a woman of independence, drive, and courage who lives on in legend as a grieving widow who continuously built onto her home with multiple rooms to appease the spirits of those killed by the Winchester rifle manufactured by her husband’s firearms company. The following YouTube video, produced by Crypticc, goes into more detail about the Winchester mystery home.
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I recall within my first year of paranormal investigation, me and a couple of friends searched through this old abandon church for evidence of ghosts. Many years, we all heard the stories surrounding the building from ghosts to seal away demons. In the hours spent combing through the structure yielded nothing for clues of the paranormal, yet provided a valuable lesson of obtaining permission before conducting any investigation, as that evening ended with a fine for trespassing. This memory resurfaced only after watching this YouTube video about haunted churches.
What makes a haunted house more frightening is the tale of events to occur within the building’s past resulting in ghost to now occupying it. Here is a YouTube I found involving haunted places on earth along with their backstories. Hope you enjoy it.
The Bell Witch legend goes way back to the early 1800s when John Bell bought a property in the then called Red River, Tennessee and moved his family from North Carolina. The name of the town has since changed to Adams, Tennessee. John Bell acquired more land and he had a total acreage of 328 acres. He had six children in total, three born in North Carolina and three in Tennessee namely, Betsy, Richard and Joel. He began farming on his land and one day while he was out in the fields, he encountered a strange looking animal in the middle of the crops. He did the only natural thing he could do. He shot at it and missed, but it disappeared. However, later that night at the dinner table, the family began hearing strange noises and knocks on the walls of the family’s log house.
I remember one Halloween, when I was 6 or 7 years old, wanting to dress in something scary while trick or treating. Around that time, my whole understanding of scary monsters were ghosts, dragons, bridge troll or any villain from a fairy tale. Keep in mind this was all before the Internet, DVD s, and even before VCR s with the only access to entertainment included books along with 12 channels on television. My final choice was a ghost and with mom’s help I dawn on the classic costume of an old bed sheet that had two eye holes cut out. This Halloween will have many spirits floating around as we look into the Japanese lore of Yurei in this week’s installment about monsters of nightmares.